Tourmaline on Quartz
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.0 x 3.6 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
An interesting piece for several reasons: firstly a Stewart matrix tourmaline is uncommon. Secondly, the tourmaline is caught in the process of being etched away and the cap is actually disattached from the main body at this point, held on by the quartz. In person, the effect is interestign and not as ugly as you would suppose...